Let's avoid exposing apartment plants to direct sunlight, which could damage the leaves, especially during the hottest months of the year. We should prefer a bright position, but with filtered light. For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Begonia rex in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.For a correct development of the plant we suggest avoiding exposure to late freezings; let's grow it in a covered place, locating it outside only in late spring.
Fertilization Begonia rex
In the spring letís use a fertilizer every 15-20 days, melting it in the water which we use to irrigate; we can choose a fertilizer for flowering plants or green plants, rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour a balanced development of the new vegetation. Otherwise we can, if we want to, use a slow release fertilizer, to add to the soil, every 3-4 months.
Generalities Begonia rex
The development of the the Begonia rex is The Begonia rex develops like a perennial herb. This plant in the winter assumes a greenpink colouring; it is small in size and can reach 30 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
Watering Begonia rex
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 1-2 weeks . To avoid that a scarce drainage could favour the development of fungal diseases, let's remember to avoid leaving water in the saucer.
Treatments Begonia rex
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Begonia rex
These apartment plants favour very well drained soils.
Notes Begonia rex
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.